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Brig. Gen. David Hicks, 1st Air Force (Air Forces Northern) vice commander, greets some Air-Battle-Manager Course graduates at the 337th Air Control Squadron here prior to a mentoring  question-and-answer session with students and course staff on their graduation day Aug. 26. Hicks later presided over the ceremony where the graduates received their wings. (Air Force Photo Released/Mary McHale) AFNORTH CV featured speaker at Air Battle Manager graduation

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2015
Maj. Gen. Joe Vazquez, Civil Air Patrol National Commander,  flanks CAP members Maj. Justin Ogden and Col. Brian Ready, along with John Griffin, 1st Air Force (Air Forces Northern) Chief of Staff, during the Civil Air Patrol annual awards ceremony Aug. 29.  Ogden and Ready received the 2014 AFNORTH Commander's Award for their work on CAP's Cell Phone Forensics Team. (Photo Released by Susan Schneider/CAP National Headquarters) CAP's National Cell Phone Forensics Team receives AFNORTH Commander's Award
The achievements of Civil Air Patrol's National Cell Phone Forensics Team - highlighted by its use of technological excellence and innovation in supporting 126 search and rescue missions, resulting in 76 lives saved and 66 additional finds - made it the logical choice for the 2014 AFNORTH Commander's Award.John Griffin, 1st Air Force (Air Forces
0 8/28
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Default Air Force Logo Civil Air Patrol National Conference draws 800+ to Orlando for training, focus on future path
More than 800 Civil Air Patrol members will convene this week from Aug. 27-29 in Orlando, Florida, for the organization's 2015 National Conference, devoting several days to training, networking and focusing on the U.S. Air Force Auxiliary's path for the future."I hope our members' experiences in Orlando provide them with inspiration, enthusiasm and
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During a visit to the 601st Air Operations Center Aug. 12, Adm. Bill Gortney, Commander, North American Aerospace Defense Command-U.S. Northern Command, presented his coin to Master Sgt. Brad Weekley, 101st Air Communications Squadron, for outstanding duty performance.  Along with a tour and meetings at the 601st AOC, the admiral also met with senior Air Forces Northern leadership and received briefings about the status of current issues. (U.S. Air Force photo released/Capt. Jared Scott) NORAD-NORTHCOM Commander visits CONR-1st AF (AFNORTH)

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Default Air Force Logo NORAD exercise planned for Washington, D.C.
North American Aerospace Defense Command and its geographical component, the Continental United States NORAD Region, will conduct an air exercise Sunday morning Aug. 23 over the National Capital Region, Washington, D.C. that will include gyrocopters and ultralight aircraft.Sunday's exercise, named Falcon Virgo 15-13, will incorporate four of these
0 8/21
2015
Default Air Force Logo NORAD Announces Launch Of Second JLENS Aerostat
The North American Aerospace Defense Command and its geographical component, the Continental United States NORAD Region (CONR), announce the launch of the Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense System (JLENS) second and final aerostat.The aerostat is expected to go aloft on August 19 and will be visible to those in and around Edgewood, Md.  In
0 8/18
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Default Air Force Logo NORAD Fighters Respond to Unresponsive Aircraft
Two F-15 fighter jets and a KC-135 air refueling tanker, under the direction of North American Aerospace Defense Command, intercepted an unresponsive, single-engine private aircraft near Fresno, California, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015, at approximately 7 p.m. PDT.The Federal Aviation Administration and NORAD conducted multiple attempts to gain
0 8/17
2015
Master Sgt. Joseph Cooper, 1st Air Force (Air Forces Northern) Air, Space & Information Operations Directorate, adjusts some equipment in the A3 entry prior to the cardboard boat race at Bonita Bay Aug. 7 during the 1st AF (AFNORTH) “Family Day 2015.” The race kicked off the day which focused on taking care of the organization’s families and featured a variety of activities that included food and sport competitions, a waterslide and plenty to eat and drink. (Air Force Photo Released/Mary McHale) 1st Air Force (Air Forces Northern) hosts Family Day 2015

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Cadet Lt. Col. Matthew Jackson, left, receives the Ira C. Eaker Award at the 2015 New Jersey Wing Basic Encampment graduation on Saturday. Presenting the award to Jackson is Northeast Region Vice Commander South, Col. Joseph Sirois. Earlier today, Jackson learned that he is also the 2000th recipient of the Gen. Carl A. Spaatz Award – CAP’s highest cadet honor – that carries with it a promotion to cadet colonel. New Jersey Wing cadet named 2,000th recipient of top Civil Air Patrol award
The most elite group in Civil Air Patrol's cadet program gained its 2,000th member today - a milestone 50 years in the making - when Cadet Col. Matthew Jackson of the New Jersey Wing's Twin Pine Composite Squadron achieved the Gen. Carl A. Spaatz Award.Jackson, 17, joined his Trenton-based squadron and CAP in 2010 and has participated in many
0 8/11
2015
A C-130J Super Hercules, assigned to the California Air National Guard's 146th Airlift Wing, taxis to a reload "pit" to take on nearly 3,000 gallons of fire retardant at McClellan Air Tanker Base in Sacramento, California, Aug. 4, 2015. The aircrew received a tasking to provide support to the growing Rocky Fire north of San Francisco, which had consumed approximately 65,000 acres as of Aug. 4. The crew was joined three other C-130s from both the 146th AW and the Air Force Reserve's 302nd Airlift Wing to combat the Rocky Fire. The aircraft contain the Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System which allows them to support wildfire containment in conjunction with fire crews on the ground. The 146th AW is based in Channel Islands, while the 302nd AW is stationed at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. (U.S. Air Force photo/2nd Lt. Stephen J. Collier) Colorado AF Reservists fighting California fires from the sky
Two Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System-equipped aircraft arrived here from the Air Force Reserve Command's 302nd Airlift Wing, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo.   yesterday afternoon and started flying on the Rocky fire Northwest of Sacramento, Calif., the same day.They joined two Air National Guard MAFFS-equipped C-130Js from the 146th Airlift
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